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Estate of Kievernagel, C055516

In a suit by widow for use of her late husband's frozen sperm to attempt to conceive a child despite signed agreement by late husband to discard sperm upon his death, judgment denying distribution of sperm to widow is affirmed where determining the disposition of gamete material, to which no other party contributed and thus another party's right to procreational autonomy is not implicated, the intent of the donor must control.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/12/2008
  • Published 09/12/2008

Judges

  • MORRISON, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Friedberg & Parker, Edward Freidberg, Sacramento, and Suzanne M. Alves for Petitioner and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Jay-Allen Eisen and C. Athena Roussos, Sacramento;  Childers & Murray, John M. Murray, Sacramento, for Objectors and Respondents.
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